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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
4059.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
This session will give insight into the cultural, socioeconomical, biological, and psychological factors that affect the health of minorities and lead to disparities in health. The results of health survey that determined health concerns, barriers to health care, opinions, knowledge and demographic information in the urban American Indian and Alaska Native community will be discussed. The link between diabetes, depression, alcoholism, and historical influences in American Indians will be explored. A diabetes self-care questionnaire that was developed for use with Mexican Americans will be examined.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss attitudes and beliefs that influence health behaviors of minority populations. 2. Identify common health problems prevalent among minority populations. 3. Discuss social, economical, and political factors that increase racial and ethnic disparities in health.
Moderator(s):Marylyn Morris McEwen, MS, BSN
8:30 AMExploring Mexican Americans' Diabetes Symptoms: Revision of the Diabetes Symptom Self-Care Inventory  [ Recorded presentation ]
Alexandra A. García, PhD, RN
8:48 AMIdentifying the Needs of Urban American Indian and Alaska Natives: Uncounted and Invisible
Teresa N. Brockie, RN, PhD Student, Joan E. Kub, PhD APRN, BC, Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
9:06 AM“triADD”: Multi-morbid alcoholism, depression, and diabetes in American Indians  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sheila S. Tann, RN, ND, Scott Yabiku, PhD, Scott K. Okamoto, PhD, Jessica Yanow, MPH Student
9:24 AMIntersections of racialization and socioeconomic status in representations of diabetes among urban American Indians
Selina A. Mohammed, PhD, RN
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Epidemiology; Labor Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA